Acrocephaly
Acrocephaly Ac`ro*ceph"a*ly, n. Loftiness of skull. [1913 Webster]

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  • acrocephaly — [ak΄rō sef′ə lē] n. [< ACRO + Gr kephalē, head: see CEPHALIC] OXYCEPHALY acrocephalic [ak΄rōsə fal′ik] adj. acrocephalous [ak΄rōsef′ə ləs] …   English World dictionary

  • acrocephaly — acrocephalic /ak roh seuh fal ik/, adj., n. acrocephalous, adj. /ak reuh sef euh lee/, n. Pathol. oxycephaly. Also, acrocephalia /ak roh seuh fayl yeuh/. [1875 80; ACRO + CEPHALY] * * * …   Universalium

  • acrocephaly — noun The condition of suffering from a pointed skull. See Also: acrocephalic …   Wiktionary

  • acrocephaly — SYN: oxycephaly. [acro + G. kephale, head] * * * ac·ro·ceph·a·ly .ak rə sef ə lē also ac·ro·ce·pha·lia .ak rō sə fāl yə n, pl lies also lias OXYCEPHALY ac·ro·ce·phal·ic .ak rō sə fal ik adj …   Medical dictionary

  • acrocephaly — n. malformation resulting in a slightly pointed skull (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acrocephaly — ac·ro·ceph·a·ly …   English syllables

  • acrocephaly — noun a congenital abnormality of the skull; the top of the skull assumes a cone shape • Syn: ↑oxycephaly • Hypernyms: ↑birth defect, ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder, ↑congenital abnormality …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrocephaly-syndactyly — the characteristic shape of the head seen in acrocephalosyndactyly …   Medical dictionary

  • Acrocephalosyndactyly — An inherited disorder causing abnormalities of the skull and face and the hands and feet. In acrocephalosyndactyly there is closure too early of some of the sutures of the skull (craniosynostosis). This results in an abnormally shaped head, which …   Medical dictionary

  • oxycephaly — A type of craniosynostosis in which there is premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures, resulting in an abnormally high, peaked, or conical skull. SYN: acrocephalia, acrocephaly, hypsicephaly, hypsocephaly …   Medical dictionary

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